MiNHi England

is a Seattle based artist working primarily in glass. She earned her BFA from Alfred University, in 2010 and since has been working as a professional glassblower at numerous studios throughout the greater Seattle area. Her current art practice focuses heavily on her recent young widow status, as she learns to navigate overwhelming loss, grief and life altering transition.

England has been awarded several artist residencies such as the Hauberg Residency at Pilchuck Glass School, the Hilltop Artists Residency in Tacoma, WA and has shown at Bellevue Art Museum. Presently, she has an upcoming immersive gallery installation set to open early 2023 at “Method Gallery” in Seattle as well as a group exhibition at Pittsburgh Glass Center Gallery. She is featured in Season 3 of the Blown Away Series on Netflix, which airs in July of 2022.

When I use glass in my work, I find myself personifying the material, giving it permission to embody “self.” The unique properties of hot glass allows me to generate a sense of vitality when I force my own breath inside. This action further connects me to the process. Although I set the stage, there are moments that happen outside of my control, metaphorically illustrating the human experience.

Choosing when to relinquish control creates opportunity for evolution.